Date/Time: Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 4:00pm-5:00pm

Location: Science & Engineering Hall, B1220

Speakers:

  • Max Alekseyev, Mathematics, Computational Biology Institute
    • Cracking Evolutionary Mysteries with Graph Theory and Algorithms
  • Alison Brooks, Center for the Advanced Study of Human Paleobiology
    • Geochemistry, Social Networks and the Middle Pleistocene Origins of Human Society
  • Maddury Somayazulu, Civil & Environmental Engineering
    • A Novel Material that Superconducts Near Room Temperature

The WoWTALK (What’s our Work) Series brings together colleagues and students from disciplines associated with GW's Science and Engineering Hall—and related fields—to present new research and share ideas. These short talks (15-20 minutes each) are designed to introduce members of the GW community to current and exciting research projects undertaken in labs in the SEH, to initiate discussion, collaborate, share expertise, and to promote research performed in the SEH and GW.

Please bring your colleagues and students to join us and network with each other. Refreshments will be served.

  

Upcoming Events

Funding Opportunities Presentation by NSF Program Officer

Date/Time: Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, 3:30 - 4:30pm, with discussion over refreshments to follow.

Location: Duques Hall, Room 152

Description: NSF DMS program director, Dr. Nandini Kannan, will give a presentation about funding opportunities related to statistics and data science.

Livestream: go.gwu.edu/statseminar

Contact: Dr. Emre Barut or Dr. Xiaoke Zhang with questions and to RSVP.

 

Research/Internship Recruitment Session for C&O Canal National Historic Park

Date/Time: Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm

Location: Phillips Hall 411 (Dean's Conference Room)

Description: This is a presentation aimed at GW students. Come join our team as we explore the past and piece together information on one of the nation's most intact 19th century transportation networks. The issues you will work are relevant to modern transportation, planning, and legal questions that we grapple with today. Students will gain skills in research methodology, data analysis, source verification, and public history. While much is known about the canal, there is yet so much to learn! Need a class paper, thesis, or dissertation topic? We challenge you to tackle one of our research topics, or come up with your own!

PowerPoint Presentation and Research Resources can be found in Google Drive

 

WoWTALK IX 

Date/Time: Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 4:00pm-5:00pm

Location: Science & Engineering Hall, B1220

Speakers:

The WOWTALK (What’s Our Work) Series brings together colleagues and students from disciplines associated with GW's Science and Engineering Hall—and related fields—to present new research and share ideas. These short talks (15-20 minutes each) are designed to introduce members of the GW community to current and exciting research projects undertaken in labs in the SEH, to initiate discussion, collaborate, share expertise, and to promote research performed in the SEH and GW.

Please bring your colleagues and students to join us and network with each other. Refreshments will be served.

 


Funding Opportunities

Deadline Approaching: CDRF

The goal of the Cross-Disciplinary Research Fund (CDRF) is to establish collaborative research partnerships within Centers and Institutes or between researchers from two or more diverse departments that encourage applications to external funding opportunities.

Deadlines:

  • Statements of intent (SOI) due via InfoReady: Friday, November 30, 2018 by 5:00 PM
  • Full proposals due via InfoReady: Thursday, January 31, 2019 by 5:00 PM

All required documents for the CDRF competition, including FAQs, can be found in the InfoReady portal.

Please email reshelp@gwu.edu with any questions and include "CDRF" in the e-mail's subject line.

 

Limited Submission Competition

Memo from OVPR regarding NSF Major Research Instrumentation Program: (MRI) Instrument Acquisition or Development

NSF MRI (NSF 18-513) Award: An MRI proposal may request up to $4,000,000 for either acquisition or development of a research instrument.

Deadline for internal competition at OVPR: Monday, December 10, 2018 @ 5:00PM
Deadline for full proposal at NSF: Monday, January 22, 2019 @ 5:00PM

This internal competition applies to all GW investigators submitting an NSF MRI proposal whether as prime, consortium, or subawardee. Details for the competition are on InfoReady.

For assistance using OVPR-InfoReady, contact reshelp@gwu.edu.

Upcoming Events

WoWTALK VIII – Nov. 6, 2018

Date/Time: Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018 - 4:00pm-5:00pm

Location: Science & Engineering Hall, B1220

Speakers:

Opening remarks by CCAS Interim Dean Paul Wahlbeck

Video of presentations

(For Dr. Rodriguez's presentation, please contact him directly.)


Funding Opportunities

GWSPH Genomics Core Mini Grant Program- Cosponsored by Illumina

Deadline: December 3, 2018

Description: GW’s Genomics Core is offering a unique opportunity for innovative investigators to support pilot research projects using Next-Generation Sequencing technology on the Illumina NextSeq platform. We are pleased to announce a pilot award in collaboration with Illumina to provide sequencing for multiple applications. The support covers sample library preparation and sequencing on a NextSeq flow cell (up to 400 million reads) for 1 winner.

Objective: The goal of this program is to support GW researchers as they seek to generate pilot data to submit in support of future grant applications, and to promote the utilization of cutting-edge next-generation sequencing technology for genomic and translational research.

Example Runs on NextSeq 550 System*

• Whole Genome Sequencing        • Small RNA-Seq
• Whole Exome Sequencing           • Shotgun Metagenomics
• Methylation Sequencing               • Single Cell Sequencing
• RNA-Sequencing                             • Targeted Enrichment and Amplicon Panels
• ChIP-Seq

* Sample number will vary depending on desired coverage and number of reads

Eligibility:

  • Applicants must hold primary research positions and must be planning to submit a grant application to support a broader research aim for which they need pilot data.
  • Applicants may not hold current awards directly related to the proposed research.

Apply: Please submit abstracts of one page or less to Castle Raley at castleraley@email.gwu.edu by December 3rd, 2018 to be considered for this grant program. Applications will be reviewed within two weeks of the submission deadline.

Harnessing the Data Revolution (HDR): Data Science Corps

Deadline: Monday, February 4, 2019

Description: In 2016, the National Science Foundation (NSF) unveiled a set of “Big Ideas,” 10 bold, long-term research and process ideas that identify areas for future investment at the frontiers of science and engineering. NSF’s Harnessing the Data Revolution (HDR) Big Idea is a visionary, national-scale activity to enable new modes of data-driven discovery, allowing fundamentally new questions to be asked and answered in science and engineering frontiers, generating new knowledge and understanding, and accelerating discovery and innovation. The HDR Big Idea will establish theoretical, technical, and ethical data science frameworks, and apply them to practical problems in science and engineering, and in society more generally. The Data Science Corps is one of the components of the HDR ecosystem, focusing on building capacity for harnessing the data revolution at the local, state, national, and international levels to help unleash the power of data in the service of science and society.

As a first step in establishing the Data Science Corps, this solicitation focuses specifically on enabling participation by undergraduate students in the Data Science Corps, by supporting student stipends for participation in data science projects and supporting integration of real-world data science projects into classroom instruction.

If interested, please let us know at ccasres@gwu.edu.

More Info: Harnessing the Data Revolution (HDR): Data Science Corps

UFF Submission Reminder

UFF Letter of Intent is due this Wednesday. Below are the relevant details from the UFF Website at OVPR.Deadlines for the upcoming competition have been scheduled:

Letter of intent (LOI) due: Wednesday, November 7, 2018 by 5:00 PM ET (Submit LOI using InfoReady)

  • NOTE: Log In -> "Login for George Washington University Users" -> Login with GW @gwu.edu email and password

Full Proposal Due: Thursday, December 13, 2018 by 5:00 PM via InfoReady
Please email reshelp@gwu.edu with any questions and include "UFF" in the e-mail's subject line.


Updates

Updates from NIH 

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has issued a new Grant Policy Statement, effective October 2018. This applies to awards with budget periods beginning in FY 2019, including all future proposals as well new awards with start dates after 10/1/18). Details can be found at:

Significant Changes since October 2017: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/policy/nihgps/Significant_Changes_NIHGPS_Oct2018.pdf

Full NIH FY 2019 Grants Policy Statement: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/policy/nihgps/nihgps.pdf

For the National Science Foundation (NSF), the current NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) is expected to be updated in January 2019, and we will keep you posted on that.

- From the SRA Team

UFF and CCFF Announcement

Following the announcement for the University Facilitating Fund (UFF) competition by the Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR), we are pleased to inform you that CCAS will continue to provide the Columbian College Facilitating Fund (CCFF) for which our full time faculty may apply. Please notice the UFF deadlines:
  • Letters of intent (LOI) due: Wednesday, November 7, 2018, at 5:00 PM 
  • Full Proposal Due: Thursday, December 13, 2018, at 5:00PM
For more information, please visit the CCAS Research and Strategic Initiatives Blog.

Upcoming Events

WOWTALK VIII 

Date/Time: Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018 - 4:00pm-5:00pm

Location: Science & Engineering Hall, B1220

Speakers:

  • Sidney Fu, Medicine
    • MicroRNA Biomarkers in Cancer
  • Omur Ozeland, Electrical and Computer Engineering
    • Optimizing Robustness of Flow Networks against Cascading Failures
  • Erik Rodrigues, Chemistry
    • Tools to Image Single Molecules to Human Disease

The WoWTALK (What’s our Work) Series brings together colleagues and students from disciplines associated with GW's Science and Engineering Hall—and related fields—to present new research and share ideas.  A typical session will consist of three or four talks, each lasting 15-20 minutes. Please bring your colleagues and students to join us and network with each other.

Research in Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Workshop

Date/Time:  November 15, 12:00-2:00pm

Location: Gelman Library, Room 302

Description: Profs. María J. de la Fuente and Elizabeth Ruckert share strategies for analyzing your data and resources on campus that offer support, common roadblocks to completing a SoTL project and tips for completing and sharing your research.

 


Funding Opportunities

NCI Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Fellow Transition Award

Deadline to OVPR: Friday, January 4, 2019
Description: The purpose of the award is to encourage and retain outstanding graduate students recognized by their institutions for their high potential and strong interest in pursuing careers as independent cancer researchers. Interested applicants should submit documents to InfoReady by 5:00PM on Friday, January 4, 2019. OVPR will communicate the decision on Friday, January 11, 2019.

NCI F99/K00 Nomination Package (single PDF, not to exceed 3 pages, exclusive of CV/Resume) should include:

  • Document Header: Program Title/Fellow Name/School
  • Doctoral Dissertation and Research Experience: Provide a brief description of how the combination of past research experiences and the F99/K00 plans contribute to achieving the long‐term career goal.
  • Activities Planned Under This Award: Briefly describe the scientific and professional development activities planned for each phase and explain how these activities will facilitate the transition to each subsequent career stage. Include a timeline with scientific, professional development, and career milestones.
  • Statement of support/endorsement from GW Sponsor. Potential sponsors should note the NCI requirements regarding sponsor commitment and participation during the award.
  • Fellow Resume/CV
It's suggested that fellows view the Information Webinar on Monday, November 5, 2018 @ 1:00 – 3:00PM EST.

More Info: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-CA-19-002.html


Updates

GW Research Ecosystem Review:
Per the message from Prof. Valentina Harizanov (sent from Maxine Cogar on Oct. 26), the Post-Award Process Working Group has extended the deadline forPost-Award Survey to be Oct 31, 2018

General updates on this university-wide initiative can be found at
Research Ecosystem Review: Progress Report

Fulbright Presentation:
Following our Fulbright Presentation by Mary-Rolfe Zeller of IIE last Wednesday, we are please to share with you the presentation file from Ms. Zeller (with her permission).  It is available in our shared google folder (be sure you login to your GW email account): CCAS Research Resources

 

Date/Time: Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018 - 4:00pm-5:00pm

Location: Science & Engineering Hall, B1220

Speakers:

  • Sidney Fu, Medicine
    • MicroRNA Biomarkers in Cancer
  • Omur Ozel, Electrical and Computer Engineering
    • Optimizing Robustness of Flow Networks against Cascading Failures
  • Erik Rodriguez, Chemistry
    • Tools to Image Single Molecules to Human Disease

Opening remarks by CCAS Interim Dean Paul Wahlbeck

Video of presentations

(For Dr. Rodriguez's presentation, please contact him directly.)

The WOWTALK (What’s Our Work) Series brings together colleagues and students from disciplines associated with GW's Science and Engineering Hall—and related fields—to present new research and share ideas. These short talks (15-20 minutes each) are designed to introduce members of the GW community to current and exciting research projects undertaken in labs in the SEH, to initiate discussion, collaborate, share expertise, and to promote research performed in the SEH and GW.